Tips for Avoiding Car Crashes and Personal Injury

With the arrival of cherry blossoms and spring, there will be a surge in bicyclists hitting the roadways. Sadly, that also means a rise in bicycle collisions with cars and trucks in which bicyclists suffers serious personal injury or death.Bicyclists have the same rights—and responsibilities—on the road as motorists. If motorists are negligent and cause injury to a bicyclist, a bicyclist can be compensated for medical bills, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering. However, bicyclists might forfeit compensation if they are partially responsible for the accident (contributory negligence).To avoid potential bicycle-car collisions and reduce injuries:Wear brightly colored clothing, and make sure your bike has lights and reflectors to improve nighttime visibility.Always wear a helmet.Follow all the rules of the road. Stop at stop signs and traffic lights; never ride on the wrong side of the street; signal your intentions; yield the right of way; and never…

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